The River Forest Park District is pleased to announce Summer Camp 2.0.
This revamped program will give kids the opportunity to have a safe but fun summer.
As always, your safety is our number one priority. While camp may look different this summer, staff is working hard to make sure the experience is just as great! Camp staff understands that this is a challenging time and we look forward to offering a wide range of creative social activities, while maintaining physical distancing.
The River Forest Park District offers weekly morning and afternoon summer camp programs, allowing our residents greater flexibility in their summer planning. Register early, as summer camps traditionally fill up quickly.
The Park District offers four (4) morning camps geared toward your child's age and interest:
- Tot Camp: 3-5 years of age. Campers must be toilet trained.
- Ultimate Kidz Camp: 6-10 years of age (entering 1st through 5th grade).
- Thrill Zone: 10-14 years of age (entering 5th through 8th grade).
The Park District offers at least one afternoon camp per week.
Resident Registration for Summer Camp begins Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00 am. Non-residents are able to register one week prior to the start of each camp.
Summer Camp Cancellations & Refunds
No refunds will be given for any camp, unless a cancellation is received no later than seven (7) days prior to the summer camp session start date. Any refundable cancellations will be charged a $10 service fee per session. Refunds will be given for summer camp sessions that are cancelled due to COVID-19. If the COVID-19 cancellation occurs during a summer camp session that is under 60% complete, a prorated refund will be given. If the COVID-19 cancellation occurs during a summer camp session that is 60% or more completed, no refund will be given. No refunds will be given if a participant is removed due to violation of the Park District's Give Me 10 Safety & Behavioral Policy. Refunds will be issued directly to the credit card used.
Give Me 10! Safety & Behavioral Policy
It is our intention to provide your child with a safe and secure environment. We attempt to create a warm, comfortable, and fun atmosphere that will make your child look forward to coming to the camp. In order to ensure the quality of this camp and safety of the campers and staff, each participant must be able to Give Me 10.
All camp sites have been designated NUT-FREE. We are requesting your cooperation in partnering with us to ensure a safe environment for children with nut allergies. Parents with children that have a nut allergy are requested to notify the Park District as soon as possible by completing an Allergy Action Plan Form.
If your child has any other known allergies, please fill out an Allergy Action Plan Form to keep on file.
A qualified adult Camp Director supervises each camp. Counselors at each camp are mature and enthusiastic college-aged students. All camp staff complete an extensive training program that includes supervision and safety techniques, activity development and first aid. Camp Directors are also certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED.
West Suburban Special Recreation Association and Inclusion
Due to CDC guidelines and State COVID-19 Mandates, the River Forest Park District will be unable to provide 1:1 inclusion support. Individuals wishing to participate in any River Forest Park District Summer camp sessions must meet the following guidelines:
- Participant must be able to wear a mask and keep it on for the duration of camp.
- Participant must be able to social distance 6 feet.
- Participant must be able to follow directions with minimal intervention by staff.
- Participant must be able to be successful with a 4:1 staffing and devoid of emotional outbursts requiring 1:1 staffing support.
- Participant must be independent in managing personal care including toileting, feeding, personal hygiene.
The River Forest Park District will continue to work with WSSRA to provide inclusion support for participants who register and meet the Participation Guidelines per CDC guidelines and State COVID-19 Mandates. Support for inclusion participants will be provided by the River Forest Park District staff. WSSRA will continue to provide training and guidance for those staff throughout the summer.